The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved its first opioid reversal drug, Narcan, for over-the-counter, nonprescription use. “Today’s action paves the way for the life-saving medication to reverse an opioid overdose to be sold directly to consumers in places like drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations, as well as online,” the FDA said in a press release. Narcan, the brand name of … Continue reading FDA approves over-the-counter use of opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan – GET IT!
Xylazine – often called “tranq” – is a drug adulterant that DEA has detected in a growing number of overdose deaths, despite the FDA authorizing it only for veterinary use. Illicitly-used xylazine is most often reported in combinations with two or more substances present, such as fentanyl, cocaine, or heroin, and can increase the potential for these drugs to cause fatal overdoses. While scientists have … Continue reading There’s A Street Drug That Naloxone Can’t Rescue You From
Prescription Opioids Side Effects In addition to the serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, the use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects, even when taken as directed: Tolerance—meaning you might need to take more of the medication for the same pain relief Physical dependence—meaning you have symptoms of withdrawal when the medication is stopped Increased sensitivity to pain Constipation Nausea, … Continue reading The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC
Overdose antidotes, now being sold without prescription, may turn out to be more harmful than people realize. With more than 8,000 pharmacies across the U.S., Walgreens will soon be carrying an overdose antidote. This concoction will be sold to anyone without the need for prescription or indication from a medical professional. The drug, Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride), claims to be a solution for opioid addiction. It is estimated that more … Continue reading Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter
Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the researchers found that a majority of these users are not adequately prepared … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing
Many people use opioids to treat chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drugs, they can become addicted to it. But it is not always easy to tell if someone you know has an addiction to opioids. Recently, researchers from the University of Michigan suggest 11 signs of opioid addiction everyone should know: Taking a substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
I feel as though I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence without including a post about how to save the life of someone who has overdosed. So, I’m going to make it simple, using few words and several videos so that you can learn. Please view all of these so that you can be prepared. This is serious! I’ve seen too many people who had … Continue reading What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An Overdose!
A complaint filed by the state of Massachusetts alleges that Purdue Pharma explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the popularity of its powerful painkiller (and life killer) OxyContin: opioid addiction treatment. With billions of dollars in profits from the potent painkiller OxyContin, its maker explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the drug’s popularity — treatment of opioid addiction, according to previously … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)
As addiction to opiates continues to be a major public health concern, it has become increasingly important to know how to respond to possible overdose situations. Knowing how to prevent and recognize the signs of an overdose, and how to respond to it, may save a life. Here’s what you need to know. Opioids and overdose risks Opioids include any drug that is derived from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose
Narcan (Naloxone) can save someone from a deadly overdose. It offers another second chance to finally recover! Help keep people safe during the holiday season when depression is at its highest – and all year ’round! ~NationalAddictionNews.com NALOXONE SAVES LIVES A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!
Safeguard & Dispose of Your Medications Step 1: Monitor How aware are you of the quantities of prescription medication that are currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes. Start by taking note of how many pills are in each of your prescription bottles or pill packets, and … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds
What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA. It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It’s preventable. More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined. This is SERIOUS! No child is immune, no matter what you think. … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted
Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. The largest increase in overdoses occurred in the Midwest, which saw a 69.7 percent increase. In Wisconsin, opioid overdoses increased 109 percent. The smallest increase occurred in the Southeast, which saw a 14 percent increase. The findings come from … Continue reading Taking Rx Painkillers? Accidental Opioid Overdose Jumped to upwards of 30% Over Just One Year?
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